Historical information

This photograph is part of the Caulfield Historical Album 1972. This album was created in approximately 1972 as part of a project by the Caulfield Historical Society to assist in identifying buildings worthy of preservation. The album is related to a Survey the Caulfield Historical Society developed in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Caulfield City Council to identify historic buildings within the City of Caulfield that warranted the protection of a National Trust Classification.
Principal photographer thought to be Trevor Hart, member of Caulfield Historical Society. Most photographs were taken between 1966-1972 with a small number of photographs being older and from unknown sources. All photographs are black and white except where stated, with 386 photographs over 198 pages.


From: Glen Eira Heritage Management Plan (1996) by Andrew Ward and Associates
Significance: "Kynaston" is locally important as a large late Victorian villa residence, demonstrating something of the lifestyle to which a senior government bureaucrat could aspire during the late nineteenth century boom period. The design of the verandah, though defaced, is unusual in Caulfield and, therefore, important.
A substantial late Victorian stuccoed Bool11 style villa residence with tower surmounting the entrance porch, fluted columns to the ground level verandah and parapeted balcony over, now built in with a sympathetic addition at the north-west corner. The principal rooms and staircase are intact and representative of the period.

Physical description

Page 34 of Photograph Album with two portrait photographs of exterior of Kynaston - 2 views highlighting the front of the mansion

Inscriptions & markings

Hand written: "Kynaston" now "Kahlyn" Bambra Road [top right] / 34 [bottom right]